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June 8, 2017
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The love and support took a bride’s happiness to a whole new level As she went through the intricate details of planning her wedding, Dalia Hussein always had one important thought at the centre of it all: her mother needed to be part of it, though her limited mobility and cognition presented great... Read more
June 7, 2017
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Social Media Campaign helps push notions of ageism aside Lou Watson, or Lila Mae if you were to look at the birth certificate issued when she was born in 1933, got her male-sounding nickname when she was still a teenager in high school, the same age as the students at Donald A. Wilson Secondary... Read more
June 1, 2017
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Young woman decides village she volunteered at will become her new home Brampton’s Village of Sandalwood Park had a big impact on Sephra Peters’s life during the time she spent there in her later high school years, where she helped with various tasks and enjoyed the social interaction of Village... Read more
May 30, 2017
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Engagement flows through empowerment and everyone reaps the rewards When a leader encourages the team members they support to think creatively, a sense of empowerment grows; through that empowerment flows engagement. This was the concept of a session at this spring’s Schlegel Villages Leadership... Read more
May 25, 2017
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‘We cannot afford for leaders that are aligned with our culture to leave’ Schlegel Villages is undergoing a rapid period of growth and one of the key priorities in the growth development plan is to preserve the unique, family culture that defines the organization in the eyes of many. In order to do... Read more
May 23, 2017
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When Joan Bailey first moved into Emma’s neighbourhood in the Village of Humber Heights in early 2014, she kept to herself. It’s not uncommon for a new resident to feel this way, says personal support worker Vanessa Estrera; she’s seen it many times since she began welcoming new residents to the... Read more
May 18, 2017
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Residents reap the rewards when a neighbourhood team functions smoothly There are two things in any type of team setting a true leader must consider, said Dr. Mark Eys during a presentation and the Schlegel Villages leadership retreat in Brampton: they must promote performance and also harmony... Read more
May 16, 2017
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Work of art is an ‘opportunity to bless the life that has lived’ Death is a part of life but until recent times in most corners of the long-term care and seniors living sectors, death was a topic to be spoken of only of in quiet tones, hidden from view, presumably in the hopes of avoiding any shift... Read more
May 11, 2017
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Carol Gloster brings a unique perspective to the recruitment process The long-term care sector is competitive in terms of recruitment and retention of strong caregivers, so attracting and hiring the right people who embody the right values is a constant, ongoing process. Carol Gloster hadn’t lived... Read more
May 9, 2017
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Expanding the Village Model a key priority for Schlegel Villages In late 2015/early 2016, Schlegel Villages formalized its five-year strategic plan targeting seven key priorities that will help the organization achieve four main goals: Enhance the Village Model as a thriving social environment for... Read more

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